Preservation of North Dakota prairie a concern
New corn hybrids and soybean varieties adapted to growing all the way to the Canadian border plus the economics of grain production has North Dakota prairie grassland being converted to row crops.
This conversion has a lot of people concerned, especially wildlife advocates such as representatives of organizations like Ducks Unlimited. These people would like to see restrictions on converting grasslands and draining wetlands in the upcoming farm bill instead of allowing farmers to do as they please.
The Washington Post ran an article “Conservationists push to preserve North Dakota prairie, wetlands through farm policy.”
Read the full newspaper article by clicking here.
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